By Bonitta Best
WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest Heritage used almost a two-hour rain delay to put some fire in its offense. The Huskies broke a scoreless tie after the delay to take a 10-0 Cap Eight win.
The first half had just concluded when the lightning and the rain came. While some teams decided to postpone their matchups until Saturday, both coaches were adamant about finishing the game.
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Heritage’s defense put the offense in good field position after holding the Eagles on fourth-and-2 at the Enloe 20. The Huskies needed four plays to end the drought when running back Reco Jones slipped in from the six-yard line to put Heritage ahead 7-0.
The Huskies defense came up big again, after the Eagles drove from their 34 to the Heritage nine-yard line midway the fourth quarter. But just as quarterback Dwayne Pernell dropped back for a pass, he was hit from the blindside by Heritage defensive lineman Azubeze Uzoma and fumbled. The Huskies then added a 26-yard field goal by Matt Sattler to seal the deal.
Neither team had any offense in the first half thanks to four fumbles and penalties.
The Huskies turned the ball over three times inside the 25-yard line, including two back-to-back possessions.
The Eagles’ fumble came with 19.4 seconds left in the half at their own 35, but Heritage couldn’t capitalize. Quarterback Blake Walters was sacked as time expired.